The Carlyle Sailing Association has what you're looking for if it's sailing near St. Louis, sailing in Illinois, sailing near Belleville, sailing near Edwardsville, sailing near Collinsville, sailing near Scott Airforce base ( AFB). Or perhaps you are seeking sailing lessons near St. Louis, sailing lessons in St. Louis, sailing lessons in Illinois, Or maybe you want to learn to sail near St. Louis or learn to sail in St. Louis or learn to sail in Illinois. Check out the great sailing at CSA. Our popular fleets include Lightning, E-scow, Flying Scot, Melges, Comet, Catalina, San Juan and more. There are great opportunities for sailboat racing and daysailing, plus great on-shore facilities. There are also several learn to sail programs for adults and kids. All of this great sailing happens in Hazlet State Park at Carlyle Lake, also known as Lake Carlyle   Find out more

Boat Yard Looking for a boat, but not sure what is right for you? Check out our buying guide. Then check our classifieds.

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  1. Got questions? We’ve got Answers

For all that stuff you wanted to know about CSA, but were too bashful to ask. Check out our CSA FAQ and glossary HERE

  1. Members - check out your Toolkit

We’ve put together an extensive listing of useful information, designed to help you get the most out of your CSA membership. There’s info on things such as how to navigate club communications, a starter link for getting publicity for your event, places to go and things to do when there’s no wind, a link to key racing documents and lots more.  It’s all on the Toolkit page.

Are you planning a CSA regatta or other event?
Get publicity rolling with the EVENT PLANNING FORM. Details on the Toolkit page.

Season Pass to Sailing
THE passport to adventure

Junior sailing events on the horizon

  1. Carlyle Lake Association - year in review

Learn more about the recent work of your Carlyle Lake Association on the CLA page.

Be sure to check out the full report and the 2017 Water Control Debrief

  1. Sharpen your skills - connect with a member-instructor

For CSA members only. Take this special three-hour introductory sailing lesson utilizing our existing members who will be able to work off as much as their entire membership fee for the following year by giving sailing lessons. Details here

Time to sign up for race duty

... great way to learn about racing

What it's all about... The race duty crew normally consists of three people on the committee boat (the pontoon boat) plus one or two whalers (motorboats) with two people aboard each. Those on the committee boat manage the race - determining the course, raising and lower flags, sounding signals. They also record the results.

Folks on the whalers place the racing marks and act as safety crew, should assistance be needed. Being part of this crew puts you in the company of experienced sailors and racers. You can learn a lot just being part of the action.

Click here SOON to get the duty date you want!

The 2018 member recruitment contest is under way!

STEM program, team racing, Harbor Mice and more

Get details on the Junior Sailing page.

Check out the Junior Sailing camp

Sign up for the Junior Sailing e-newsletter

CSA can use your help in attracting new members. So once again, we are offering some great incentive prizes to those who recruit new CSA members. You could win 2 scholarships to the Adult Sail Seminar or Junior Sailing Camp.
There will also be a drawing for a fabulous brunch for four. 

Details on the Recruitment page.

If you had $1,000 to spend on CSA...

How would you spend it? That’s the question. Here’s your chance to do some wishful thinking for our association. Tell us what improvements you’d like to see to help make CSA even better -  HERE.

Need some inspiration? Check out what other CSA members have suggested on the Members page

  1. Your Marks of the Course is HERE

All that’s happening at CSA in 2018.    Find out what’s going.

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The season is here. Are you in?

for rent

CSA has boats for rent

The Carlyle Sailing Association offers a sailboat rental program. The boats can sbe rented by qualified skippers for half or full days (i.e., 9:00am to 5:00pm) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  The boats are also available Monday through Thursday by appointment.  Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Please see the RENTAL REQUEST FORM to schedule a rental.

  1. Flying Scots (19-foot, racing or day sailing)

  2. Hobie 18 (18-foot catamaran)

  3. Hobie Wave (15-foot catamaran)

  4. Venture 21 (21-foot day sailor)

  5. Capri 16 (16-foot day sailor)


Follow THIS LINK for details on the presentations as well as to register for your spot!

Carlyle Sailing Association

Winter Series Presentations